Auburn mounts furious comeback against Samford, ends in Double OT 3-3 draw
After a slow start against the Samford Bulldogs, the Auburn Tigers comeback down 2-0 to force a 3-3 tie against the Bulldogs.
It was a tough fought game for the Auburn women. They showed a lot of perseverance throughout the game, played with a lot of heart and were able to comeback after a very slow start down 2-0.
In the first half the bulldogs came out with a firing attack against the Tigers. In only the sixth minute, Taylor Mount for the bulldogs opened up with the game’s first goal. With Auburn failing to answer on that first goal, Samford then tallied up the scoreboard with a goal from Bario Nikki on a penalty kick. This put the Bulldogs up 2-0 late in the first half.
The Tigers were then able to answer that goal a few minutes later with a strike to the back net from junior defender Sara Houchin, who had a beautiful assist from Bri Folds. Folds was able to sustain her momentum and scored her 4th goal of the season that brought the game to a tie.
The Tigers started the second half hot with 4 straight shots on goal. They were eventually able to find the back of the net after a perfect assist from Kori Locksley to Sydney Richards for a goal which gave the Tigers their first lead of the game at 3-2.
The Tigers were able to hold off the Bulldogs fire power on offense throughout the majority of the second half with great defensive performances from the back end. At the 90th minute, the Bulldogs were able to equalize and make it a 3-3 game which forced overtime.
Throughout overtime both teams battled hard as they were fatigued after playing 90 minutes of soccer. A hard fought game, we would’ve loved to see someone come on top, but it ended in a 3-3 tie.
Next week Auburn sees their first SEC action of the season as they travel to Lexington to face off the Kentucky Wildcats (4-1-2) Thursday at 5pm CT.